Stiff Legs And Hands Accompanied By Nausea And Vomiting After Childbirth?
ass. I want to ask my wife after giving birth to her first child, she often experiences stiffness in her legs and hands and can’t even walk but there is no swelling. also accompanied by nausea and vomiting. zakit yes it often recurs. what is the cause and how to treat it?
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Symptoms of stiffness in the hands and feet that your wife feels can be caused by various things, including:
Injuries to nerves Viral infections of nerves Injuries to muscles Immune system disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome Psychological factors such as stress
We highly recommend that you take your wife to a neurologist for further tests. Your neurologist will start by digging up your wife's medical history by asking things like what diseases you have experienced, how stiff sensations are felt, can't walk whether due to weakness or pain and so on. The neurologist will then test the nerve function by performing a physical examination, perhaps by tapping several parts of the body to check for reflexes. If deemed necessary, the doctor may perform a series of supporting tests such as MRI, lumbar puncture and so on to further narrow the possibility.
Meanwhile, regarding nausea and vomiting, this can be related or not to the stiffness of the legs and hands that your wife feels. You should also tell your neurologist about this condition to be determined in terms of examining the relationship.
Then while at home, what you can do is not to force yourself to be physically active, don't delay eating, avoid spicy, oily and acidic foods, avoid stress, and get enough sleep. May your wife get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa